Showing posts from March, 2014

3D Printed Skull Implant

Woman Gets 3D Printed Skull ImplantByon 03/27/2014 We’ve seen how 3D printing can be incredibly useful not just for making products or creating novelty items, but how it can also be used in the medical community. Back in 2013 we talked about how 3D printers have managed to3D print skull implantsand it seems that over in the Netherlands, one woman was the recipient of such an implant. The operation took place about 3 months ago, but theDutch Newsrecently reported on how the operation was successful and how the woman has been going about her day perfectly fine with her 3D printed skull implant. The implant was printed by an Australian firm while the operation was conducted at the Utrecht University’s Medical Center in the Netherlands. The operation reportedly took about 23 hours to complete and according to lead neurologist, Ben Verweij, “The patient has her sight back entirely, is symptom-free, is back t…

Pakatan Rakyat silence

The Sarawak Chief Minister has challenged Anwar Ibrahim to take the Sarawak State Government to court. Maybe Anwar should do just that and get the court to rule that the 18/20-Point Agreements are unconstitutional and that Sabah and Sarawak should not have the right over immigration policies. NO HOLDS BARRED Raja Petra Kamarudin Ex-political activist Kassim Ahmad charged with insulting Islam Former political and social activist Dr Kassim Ahmad pleaded not guilty in the Syariah High Court here today to insulting Islam and not complying with religious authorities. Kassim, 81, was charged with committing the offences at a seminar in Putrajaya here on Feb 15 and 16. On the first count, he was alleged to have tabled a script of his speech entitled ‘Speech for the National Political Conference to Determine the Direction of Malaysia over the next 30 years’, which insulted Islam by criticising Islamic practices. On the second count, he was alleged to have tabled the same script which insulted or…

Noorin the street whore

The People's Parliament We are here, not because we are law-breakers; we are here in our efforts to become law-makers – Emmeline Pankhurst Dear Noorin, Posted on March 25, 2014 3

Read in theFMTthat the Bar Council is on your case for your allegedprofessional misconduct during the court proceedings to sentence Karpal in his sedition charge conviction. Many, it seems, think you are downrightevil for the way your pressed for a custodial sentence, even urging the court to disregard the fact that Karpal is now wheelchair bound. Actually, I was in court that day, and I have to say that I was rather taken aback at your behaviour, screaming and raving and ranting like a street whore who had just finished going down on a customer who now refused to pay up. No class, lah! But, you know, Noorin, even though the Bar Council is alleging that you “failed to uphold the sanctity and dignity” of your office and failed to act justly, I’d say you have bigger things to worry about than what Gani might …

Najib inadequacies

WHERE ART THOU, NAJIB? March 21, 2014
Ex-Convent Girl In our 56 years since independence we have seen some pretty interesting characters presiding over our nation as Prime Minister. The most notorious must surely be Dr Mahathir Mohamad who ruled with an iron fist and caustic tongue. He was pushy and hated but feared. A control freak he dictated everything down to where and what trees to grow in downtown Kuala Lumpur. He was ambitious in all this endeavours, whether it was building the tallest skyscraper or striving to make Satay Ria an international franchise. While one became a monumental success, the other died a blistering death. Undaunted, he forged ahead thick-skinned, stifling the media, suffocating his opponents with the ISA and ruffling the feathers of foreign leaders when he wore the label ‘recalcitrant’ like a proud badge of honour on his chest. Slipping in dreamily as successor was Abdullah Ahmad Badawi (Pak Lah). A nice chap who slept on the job… literally. How were we to …

Bloomberg columnist - Malaysia inept system

Search for flight MH370 reveals Malaysia’s flaws, says Bloomberg columnistMARCH 21, 2014
LATEST UPDATE: MARCH 21, 2014 04:19 PM Bloomberg columnist William Pesek criticised Malaysia’s handling of the search for flight MH370, saying that the chaos that marred the hunt has shown up the country’s weaknesses. – The Malaysian Insider pic, March 21, 2014.A Bloomberg columnist has criticised Malaysia's handling of the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, saying that the chaos that marred the hunt has shown up the country's weaknesses. William Pesek, in his column titled "A Plane Disappears, Malaysia's Flaws Emerge", questioned Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein's credentials that made him defence and acting transport minister. "How does someone like Hishammuddin Hussein become defence minister and acting transport minister in Southeast Asia's third-biggest economy? "Even with his nearly 20-year stint as a legislator and more than a decade in minister…

THE HAZE IS CAUSED BY OUR OWN HANDS - What are the Selangor govt. doing about this!

Current deterrent sentences are not good enough and the authorities seem powerless to stop open burning in the Klang Valley. Brian Martin, The Star THE dreaded Klang Valley haze has returned with a vengeance over the last week or so. Depending on the wind condition/direction, we have had extremely sunny weather with clear blue skies alternating with smoky, polluted air. The air pollutant index (API) readings indicate that Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur have on occasion had unhealthy air – above 100 on the API scale – but Klang and Shah Alam consistently show figures above 100. Why is this? We are quick to point fingers at our neighbours – and in years past, Indonesia has accepted blame for the raging fires in Sumatra, much of it caused by plantation owners who employ slash and burn methods to clear land. But our own Meteorological Department had said that the haze in the Klang Valley this time around is caused by our own hands. If y…

Putrajaya has failed to keep its end of the bargain under last week's MoU.

429053 Don’t back Langat 2, Selangor told  | March 11, 2014 Tony Pua says Putrajaya has failed to keep its end of the bargain under last week's MoU. PETALING JAYA: The Selangor government is no longer obliged to support the Langat 2 water treatment project, according to Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua. He said this followed private water concessionaires’ rejection yesterday of the Shah Alam administration’s takeover offer.